Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)
Punishments meted out by Kanjarbhat panchayats
Punishments are traditionally of three types and vary depending on the caste and clan of the suspected offender:
Placing a metal rod that has been n heated all night on a fire made of cow dung patties. This is placed on the palm. If the party is innocent, it is claimed that the rod will not burn you.
Asking the offending party to take a n coin out of a kadhai of burning oil. Dheej, or animal sacrifice. n
‘Dobar Kootna’ is the punishment n for ‘failing’ the virginity test, which is a lengthy purification procedure from stripping a woman naked or parading her in minimal clothes around the village to animal sacrifice and hitting her with heated jowar